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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 25 November, 2015

#Road Safety

# road-safety - Today’s News


# road-safety - Monday 23 November, 2015

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

# road-safety - Saturday 21 November, 2015

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 November, 2015

‘Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man…I didn’t know it was my dad’

Maggie Bonner describes the shock of finding out that the man who her boyfriend drove over was her father.

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

# road-safety - Sunday 1 November, 2015

The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle

Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?

# road-safety - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?

Less than half of drivers in the capital pass their driving test – but where has the highest pass rate?

# road-safety - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Don’t check your tyres? Here’s how to get it done for free

The RSA has warned that people are risking their safety.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

# road-safety - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Be careful out there, some horrible weather is on the way

Heavy rain is expected right across the country.

# road-safety - Friday 28 August, 2015

Drivers take note… Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down

Gardaí have announced a 24-hour enforcement campaign.

# road-safety - Friday 14 August, 2015

One third of drivers killed weren’t wearing their seatbelt

A worrying finding from the RSA and gardaí today.

# road-safety - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Two men die in separate car crashes

The incidents took place in Louth today and Longford at the weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Should all cyclists and pedestrians have to wear hi-vis vests? Light Up Light Up This post contains a poll

# road-safety - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Mrs Doyle is keeping the roads of Mayo safe

The county council has called on the Craggy Island parochial house keeper for support in keeping drivers awake.

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 May, 2015

‘Our hearts are broken’: Tributes to biker killed during charity rally

The father-of-three was killed when his bike collided with a car.

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From Business ETC Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes Help Is On The Way

Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes

The EU has voted for new automatic call systems.

# road-safety - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

‘Alco-locks’ could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive

The Road Safety Authority are thinking outside the box for a new plan on road safety.

Council wants to crack down on rickshaws speeding around Dublin city

Galway city councillors have already voted to ban the vehicles from pedestrianised streets.

# road-safety - Sunday 5 April, 2015

This simple can could help save cyclists’ lives

Cyclists: You should all get this.

# road-safety - Sunday 29 March, 2015

63-year-old pedestrian hospitalised after being struck by car in Louth

The incident occurred yesterday evening and the woman has been transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

# road-safety - Monday 23 March, 2015

Mayo’s roads are being blessed – but there are no miracles expected

Mayo is following in the footsteps of Australia, where the blessing takes place in certain areas each year.

# road-safety - Monday 2 March, 2015

Did you witness this car crash? Gardaí want to talk to you

Two people in the car sustained minor injuries in the crash yesterday morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 28 February, 2015

27-year-old man killed in Longford car crash

A 22-year -old man who was a passenger in the car, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

# road-safety - Thursday 12 February, 2015

VIDEO: This is how dangerous your roof box can be Explosive This post contains videos

VIDEO: This is how dangerous your roof box can be

If poorly packed, these boxes can explode on impact and spew their contents with the force of several tonnes.

# road-safety - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Getting your NCT soon? Good news. More inspectors are working than ever before

There have been criticisms about delays, but the RSA says appointments are available.

# road-safety - Friday 23 January, 2015

‘There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points’

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

# road-safety - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Elderly man killed in Wexford hit and run

A woman who was a passenger is in a serious condition in hospital.

# road-safety - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Could virtual reality help reduce child road deaths?

16 children under the age of 15 died on our roads in 2014.

# road-safety - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Drivers told to give cyclists some space when they overtake

Campaigners want a minimum overtaking distance.

# road-safety - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Watch your step: Icy paths and roads after freezing overnight temperatures

It’s a cold one this morning but it will get a little warmer as the day goes on.

# road-safety - Friday 2 January, 2015

Get the thermals back out: Temperatures will drop to -3 tomorrow Brr

Get the thermals back out: Temperatures will drop to -3 tomorrow

There will be widespread hard frost, icy roads and fog tomorrow.

# road-safety - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Double the number of children died on our roads last year

One in four passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt.

Drinking last night? You might not be ok to drive this morning

And you might be checked.

# road-safety - Monday 15 December, 2014

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year

Over 630 people have been fined so far in 2014.

# road-safety - Sunday 14 December, 2014

These morgue workers don’t ever want to meet you

So be careful on the roads.

# road-safety - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car

The woman was hit by a car in Glasson, near Athlone on Wednesday.

# road-safety - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system ‘clearly isn’t working’

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

# road-safety - Monday 8 December, 2014

Here’s everything you can get penalty points for from today

Drivers will be applicable for points under 14 new offences, with increased penalties for a further nine.

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